Next-Gen Xbox Release Set for November

by in General | Aug, 13th 2020

After many months of speculation, we’ve finally gotten official confirmation. The Xbox Series X will release this November — right in time for the holiday season! The news of Halo Infinite delayed to 2021 certainly makes the release of Microsoft’s next-gen console a bit less bombastic. However, it’ll still be an important moment in gaming nonetheless.

Microsoft emphasizes the mind-blowing backwards compatibility that’s baked right into the Xbox Series X, allowing it to run games from four generations of consoles — an incredible achievement that’ll surely delight many veteran gamers across the globe. A ton of games will be optimized to take full advantage of XSX’s powerful internals, including Destiny 2, Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, and many more. Still, if you’re not into current-gen offerings, you’ll have a bevy of new titles, including the latest Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, Gears Tactics, and so on.

A lot has been said and written about Microsoft’s upcoming console. With the company taking a different approach this time around, it’ll be interesting to see whether they’ll compete with Sony’s exclusive-focused philosophy come holiday season.

What About the Xbox Series S?

Gamers will have to pick between the Xbox Series X (Microsoft’s marquee offering) and the oft-rumored smaller sibling Xbox Series S, a console that won’t be as powerful but will still pack beastly specs underneath the hood. The former aims for 4K 120 FPS (depending on the game), with the latter going for a more modest (but still more than sufficient) 1080p 60 FPS.

Microsoft still hasn’t officially announced the Xbox Series S, but if recent leaks are any indication, we’re bound to see it revealed in weeks, if not days. While 1080p 60 FPS might not sound impressive in the age of high refresh rate monitors and beastly graphics cards, it’s still more than enough for an enjoyable gaming experience. That’s all you need regardless of the genre to fully immerse yourself in any virtual world, regardless of whether it’s a single-player campaign or a multiplayer Battle Royale first-person shooter brimming with action from the moment you spawn on the map.

Either way, we’ll bring you more coverage as Microsoft’s next-gen console inches closer to release.


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